Intestinal flora has multiple influences on human health, but researchers have revealed that it is also likely to have an effect on the body’s response to drugs. Recent research suggests that changes in the intestinal flora, caused by antibacterial and antibiotic drugs or individual differences between people, may have an effect on a person’s response to drugs including side effects. The research focused on the changes in proteins due to the condition of intestinal flora that affect the response to drugs in the liver and kidneys.
August 13, 2016 | Categories: Biology, Health and Medicine | Tags: biochemistry, gastroenterology, health, liver, medicine, metabolism, peer reviewed, pharmaceutical chemistry, public health, science | Leave a comment
Everyone knows that exercise improves health, and ongoing research continues to uncover increasingly detailed information on its benefits for metabolism, circulation, and improved functioning of organs such as the heart, brain, and liver. With this knowledge in hand, scientists may be better equipped to develop “exercise pills” that could mimic at least some of the beneficial effects of physical exercise on the body. But a review of current development efforts ponders whether such pills will achieve their potential therapeutic impact, at least in the near future.
October 3, 2015 | Categories: Health and Medicine, Weight Loss Science | Tags: cardiology, cell biology, diet, fat loss, health, medicine, metabolism, peer reviewed, pharmaceutical science, psychology, public health, science | Leave a comment
Well bad news for those of us who have a sweet tooth, a diet high in processed fructose sabotages rat brains’ ability to heal after head trauma, UCLA neuroscientists report. While this doesn’t necessarily translate to humans quite yet, it should still raise a few eyebrows given the results from the study.
October 2, 2015 | Categories: Biology, Neuroscience Research | Tags: behavior, behavioral science, cell biology, intelligence, medicine, Mental Health Stuff, metabolism, neurobiology, neurology, peer reviewed, science | Leave a comment
According to the CDC, 1 in 4 deaths are due to heart attacks. In fact it is the leading cause of death for both men and women. Largely attributed to diet, most medications solely aim at lowering cholesterol. However, a research team showed that a nanotherapeutic medicine can halt the growth of artery plaque cells resulting in the fast reduction of the inflammation that may cause a heart attack, offering a new way to treat people at risk for heart disease.
April 3, 2015 | Categories: Health and Medicine | Tags: cardiology, cholesterol, health, internal medicine, medicine, metabolic diseases, metabolism, nanotechnology, peer reviewed, science, stroke | Leave a comment
“Red meat is bad for your heart”, that is typically the story we hear from people. While some might take this as meat is bad for us, or that it is wrong to eat red meat, science has been trying to find a better answer to that question. After all it wouldn’t do for science to say, it just does. Well as luck may have it, new research provides details on how gut bacteria turn a nutrient found in red meat into metabolites that increase the risk of developing heart disease. The findings may lead to new strategies for safeguarding individuals’ cardiovascular health.